Aruba S.p.A has expanded its Global Cloud Data Center (GCDC) campus in Ponte San Pietro, Italy with two new facilities, following a €500 million investment.
The first new data centre provides 9 MW of power across three data rooms, with independent infrastructure dedicated to each room. The second is a 8 MW multi-storey data centre with eight data rooms. Aruba has also unveiled an event space on the campus, the Aruba Auditorium, which can seat up to 400.
The campus is powered by renewable sources, with infrastructure featuring photovoltaic systems, geothermal systems, and utilising a hydroelectric plant on the nearby Brembo River.
Aruba has said it will select and train part of its future campus staff through the Aruba Academy, which focusses on recruiting new talent and training them in STEM and IT fields.
“We are proud to be able to officially present two new state-of-the-art data centres that will contribute to the digital transformation of the country,” said Stefano Cecconi, CEO of Aruba.
“We design our technological campuses not only with the aim of future-proofing them, but also to be as eco-sustainable as possible, so as to minimise environmental impact, make consumption more efficient – in full compliance with reliability and safety standards – and achieve the highest levels of certification. We are particularly happy to inaugurate the new Aruba Auditorium, a place of aggregation and interaction that will allow us, other companies or local realities to organise events in a highly technological and innovative context.”